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1707 Carl Linnaeus born in Råshult, Småland, 13 May (23 May according to the current calendar).
1709 The family moves to Stenbrohult.
1717 Starts at "Växjö trivialskola".
1727 Carl Linnaeus arrives in Lund to study medicine. He remains in the town for a year.
1728 Carl Linnaeus moves to Uppsala and continues his studies in medicine.
1729 Writes his first academic paper: "Præludia sponsaliorum plantarum" ("On the prelude to the wedding of plants").
1732 Carl Linnaeus sent to Lapland on a research journey by the Kungliga Vetenskapssocieteten ("The Royal Academy of Sciences").
1734 Carl Linnaeus travels in Dalarna, where he meets his future bride: Sara Elisabeth Moræaus.
1735 Carl Linnaeus publishes the first edition of "Systema Naturæ" – his famous work classifying the natural world.
1735 Carl Linnaeus defends his doctoral thesis, on malaria, in Harderwijk in Holland. He remains in Holland for three years.
1738 Establishes a medical practice in Stockholm.
1739 Carl Linnaeus participates in the founding of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, and becomes its first president. He marries Sara Elisabeth Moræaus at her family farm Sveden, outside of Falun.
1741 Carl Linnaeus appointed as Professor of Medicine in Uppsala. He travels during the year to Gotland and Öland, commissioned by parliament to look for natural resources. Linnaeus' first child, also called Carl, is born.
1744 Linnaeus appointed as secretary of the Academy of Sciences in Uppsala.
1746 Carl Linnaeus travels to Västergötland, commissioned by parliament.
1749 Carl Linnaeus travels to Skåne, again commissioned by parliament.
1753 Publishes his system for giving Latin names to plants.
1757 Carl Linnaeus is ennobled for his major contributions to the nation and to science. He takes the name Carl von Linné.
1758 Linnaeus publishes his system for giving Latin names to animals.
  During the year, Linnaeus buys the manors of Hammarby and Sävja outside Uppsala, as summer residences and for investment purposes.
1761 It was not until 1761 that Linnaeus' nobility was officially accepted.
1766 - 1768 Linnaeus publishes the final edition of "Systema Naturæ", in which the binary naming system is for the first time applied fully systematically to animals.
1778 Linnaeus dies. His son Carl succeeds him as professor, but dies five years later.
1788 The Linnean Society in London is formed.
1828 The Society purchases Linnaeus' collections from the Englishman Smith who had purchased them after the death of Carl von Linnaeus' son.